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13 vintage commercials to remember RadioShack by

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Radio Shack Robbery Spree In Connecticut

HARTFORD – Following last week’s news that Radio Shack has filed for bankruptcy, the electronics chain is set to close almost half of its stores nationwide. In Connecticut, 24 stores will close in the next six weeks.

The chain, which had its peak in the 1970s with over 7,000 stores, will sell 1,500 to 2,400 stores to its largest shareholder, and has filed  a motion to proceed with closing the remainder of its 4,000 U.S. stores by March 31.

In honor of the glory days of Radio Shack, here are 13 commercials to remember them by:

1. The Radio Shack Theme Song

2. Bill Bixby and the Dawn of a New Era

3. Color Computers

4. Jack Creley and Computers

5. CB Radios

6. Cell Phones

7. The Affordable, Transportable, Cellular Telephone

8. Cell Phones with Car and Personal Mounts

9. Video Games

10. Walkie-Talkies

11. Radio Controlled Cars

12. 8 Track Tape Deck

13. Radio Shack Christmas